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Vedanta and Holy Mother

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Item Code: NAK232
Author: Swami Swahananda
Language: English
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 9788175053663
Pages: 360
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 480 gm
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About the Author

Swami Swahananda, a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order is the Minister and spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of Southern California. He was initiated in 1937 by Swami Vijnananda, one of Sri Ramakrishna's direct monastic disciples. he joined the ramakrishna Order in 1947 and received sannyasa in 1956. After joining the Order, he served in Ramakrishna math, madras and later, as editor of the order's English journal, the 'Vedanta Kesari'. He was the head of the Ramakrishna Mission centre in new Delhi. He came to the United states in 1968 as the Assistant Minister of the San Francisco Vedanta society and was later appointed head of the Vedanta Society of Berkeley, California. the swami gives lectures regularly at the Vedanta branch centeres in southern California. He also lectures in many places throughout North America.

Swami Swahananda is the author of many books and articles on religious life and spirituality including 'meditation and other spiritual Disciplines ', Hindu Symbology and Other Essays', and 'Services and Spirituality.

Publisher Note

This Book, “Vedanta, Holy Mother, Ideas and disciplines’, has been compiled mostly from published articles in journals and books. These are a collection of self contained articles and not a planned book. Those who are interested in a particular topic and not its entire philosophy or background may find these separate treatments more useful. These topics had been dealt with separately as lectures, essays, television talks and University lectures. There will be repetitions of ideas and language. They have often been retained for the sake of clarity and completeness of the topic. The articles on Holy Mother had been written for periodicals, needing shorter ones. They will still be useful in this way. But they have been put in a continuous form. Some freedom has been taken in removing too many capitals of familiar Sanskrit words, and even appellations of God, and quotation marks.

We are sure that this book will be welcomes by the readers.




Chapter 1 Twin Ideal and Holy Mother 11
Chapter 2 Holy Mother and Simple Faith 27
Chapter 3 Holy Mother: Life and Teachings 36
Chapter 4 Inspiration of Holy Mother 53
Chapter 5 As an Ideal 56
Chapter 6 Character Building 62
Chapter 7 Teacher 70
Chapter 8 On Karma 75
Chapter 9 On Spiritual Expectations 78
Chapter 10 Holy Mother and Personal Qualities 81
Chapter 11 Holy Mother and Social Qualities 85
Chapter 12 Holy Mother as an Ideal for the Nation 89
Chapter 13 Holy Mother as a Social Model 95
Chapter 14 Holy Mother in the West 100
Chapter 15 Convents in the West 119
Chapter 16 Durga Puja 133


Chapter 1 Religious Organizations 147
Chapter 2 Sudden Conversion 164
Chapter 3 Social Reform and the Ramakrishna Movement 175
Chapter 4 What is Super Knowledge? 184
Chapter 5 Service and Spirituality 190
Chapter 6 The Social Necessity of Religion 201
Chapter 7 The Youth and Spiritual Life 206
Chapter 8 Life and Religion 214
Chapter 9 In Search of Security 220
Chapter 10 The Ideal of Saint Making 230
Chapter 11 'I am the Way' 240
Chapter 12 The Struggle for the Ideal 243
Chapter 13 Moral and Religious Education 253


Chapter 1 Meditation in the Scriptures 263
Chapter 2 Types of Meditation 270
Chapter 3 Japa 278
Chapter 4 Japa in Different Traditions 288
Chapter 5 The Divine Name 293
Chapter 6 Prayer 305
Chapter 7 Ritual 317
Chapter 8 Image Worship 331
Chapter 9 Self Negation or Self Expansion 344
Chapter 10 Nine Means of Devotion 353

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